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The A-League is not a one-horse race, says Ray Gatt. Newcastle Jets showed they are a force to be reckoned with, and they came within minutes of a win. The draw was only due to an 87th minute goal from Bobo, and also came on top of a "stunner" from the marvellous Milos Ninkovic writes Tom Smithies. And Dom Bossi says the game showed that Sydney FC are not invincible

The 2-2 result meant that Sydney FC set another A-League record of 24 consecutive games without a home defeat. 

Why was Melbourne City marquee man, Marcin Budzinski, kept on the bench against Western Sydney Wanderers?

Brisbane Roar's Craig Moore says player welfare is more important than results in either the A-League or the Asian Champions League, and the schedule they face is "unfair". It is what it is. 

He was once one of the brightest young stars on the Australian horizon. Now, after 5 games in Greece, a loan deal with Western Sydney Wanderers for 11 games, and no games in the Netherlands, Terry Antonis is back in the A-League with Melbourne Victory. 


Just like the Melbourne matches in the A-League, FFA are aiming to delay the match between Canberra United and Adelaide United on Sunday due to forecast extreme heat. The temperature in the national capital is forecast to peak at 37 degrees at the scheduled kick-off time of 4pm. 


Whoever the new Socceroos boss is (and we all know who it is tipped to be, don't we?), his first game in charge will be against Norway on 23 March local time.

FFA said they were keen to arrange the match in the northern hemisphere to alleviate travel time for the majority of players. It is also tipped that the Socceroos farewell game in May could be held at the new Perth Stadium - that's exciting. 

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David Davutovic reports that two young Western Australians, Ryan Williams and Cameron Burgess (pictured), are aiming for promotion from League One to the second tier for Rotherham United and Scunthorpe United respectively. 

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